This list rang so true for me, that for most of them I said to myself "but surely everyone does that". But on second reading perhaps they are uniquely British, tell me though - packaged sandwiches - surely you get those elsewhere? This one is troubling me - how do you survive without them? Anyway, take a view into the British psyche with: You Know You're From Britain When...
  • You believe that Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday are all good nights for drinking. Sunday day is also entirely reasonable.
  • You're always a half an hour late to work ... no-one notices or cares.
  • Coming to work with a hangover is entirely accepted and indeed expected at least once a week.
  • You don't think twice about tipping your hairdresser
  • You finish every sentence with 'Cheers' or 'Yeah'.
  • You are on to your 6th umbrella and your second overcoat... this year
  • You've bought a disposable baby BBQ from Tesco.
  • You don't think twice about buying a packaged sandwich.
  • A sunny lunchtime means searching for a patch of grass and stripping off practically down to your underwear
  • You've accepted queuing as a way of life.
  • You believe that every American is a fatass addicted to hamburgers and hot dogs
PS. To all my American friends I know the last one's not true really.

[Thanks to thomkat].

Entry 962, Tuesday, October 5th 2004, Filed In Stuff

La Declaración Del Bizco
Final musical link for this Friday night, La Declaración Del Bizco will make you salsa while you surf (down the South American way). If this is an example of the Colombian Internet industry I want to see (er...hear) more of it. Beautiful. Now I'm off to dance around my flat...

Entry 961, Friday, October 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

The Hippo Sings Tonight
In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight...well maybe not with this Hippo's singing to keep him awake. I challenge you: a). To still feel bad after watching this no matter how cr*ppy your week has been. b). Not to sing along (it's impossible). Altogether now: Awhim-away, awhim-away, awhim-away, awhoooooooooooo....oooooo.....

Additional: For more Hippotastic Friday fun raid the archives and see Kozo and his thong song. Altogether now: Thong, thong, thong, thong, thong!

Entry 960, Friday, October 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

Crazy Horses
Crazy Horses singing Crazy Horses. What more could you want?

Entry 959, Friday, October 1st 2004, Filed In Stuff

Blue Las-alert!
Blue Las-alert, kids! With the money saved in the grocery store on double coupon day Blue Laser could make a machine to make it snow on the beach and destroy beach volley ball forever.

Cheat Commandos will be right back after these messages...

Entry 958, Tuesday, September 28th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Slash Dot Dash
If ever the internet ever needed a theme tune this is it - some irritatingly catchy dance madness from FatBoySlim, already inbeded in my head thanks to Radio 1.

Entry 955, Thursday, September 23rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Fit inducing Polish flash.

Entry 954, Thursday, September 23rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

Unless you have an age addled brain like mine you may remember I turned 30 earlier this year. Well I just found this list of other cool things that turned 30 this year. Of course by 'other cool things' I mean things that actually are cool. And by cool, I mean geeky. Anyway, I personally hold my head up with pride to say I am the same age as Ceefax, bar codes, Post-Its, Rubik's Cube and best of all TCP (of TCP/IP fame). See the full top ten here. Curiously Duke Graeme Of Lazylaces does not feature.

Entry 953, Thursday, September 23rd 2004, Filed In Stuff

The Seedy Sanchez Mariachi Band
Get the Seedy Sanchez Mariachi Band to sing your own original mariachi track composed on-line. Given the words, it's impossible not to make it sound rude...well I couldn't anyway. Finally, I'd just like to say, nice moustaches fellas!

Entry 952, Saturday, September 18th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Enough weird Japanese flash animation, time for some weird Korean flash animation...I think MashiMaro is a rude little rabbit, although I'm not 100% sure, but these details aren't really important to the whole experience [ta allegra].

Entry 948, Tuesday, September 14th 2004, Filed In Stuff

Looking for a present for that friend who has everything or do you need an anniversary present for the wife? Well...

"If you've always fancied recreating some of your favourite scenes from such films as Striptease or perhaps Show Girls then this height adjustable Kitten Pole could be just the bedroom accessory you've been looking for!"

160 quid well spent...I hear.

Entry 946, Tuesday, September 14th 2004, Filed In Stuff

If you tend to punt a lot of files round the net via ftp like I seem to a nice ftp client is essential. For reasons of sheer laziness (hey! check the domain name) I've been using some software I picked up free for a few years now (I didn't copy it off a friend - honest). After reading the fine Mr.Ritilan's run down on the open source software he uses though, I thought I'd try out Filezilla when I was kitting out the X40.

After about 3 weeks of usage I have absolutely no complaints and it's all 100% free and legal (not that I'm suggesting my previous arrangement wasn't). I've set up the 3 main servers I use and have been downloading and uploading to my heart's content. I'm sure there are very helpful help files but I haven't had cause to use them yet - it's so logical there's no need - it makes ftp-ing as simple as it should be. Highly recommended.

Entry 945, Tuesday, September 14th 2004, Filed In Stuff

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